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Kids of Macarthur: step back in time at fair with flair

Kids of Macarthur: step back in time at fair with flair

It will be a case of a “fair with 1950s flair’’ when the 2017 Kids of Macarthur Vintage Fifties & Collectables Fair opens its doors to the public this year. If you’re one of those people who enjoy going back in time to experience music, stalls, fashion, dance groups and entertainment from the 1950s, this is an event no to be missed. It’s less than two weeks away, so put the 2017 Vintage Fifties & Collectables Fair in your diary. The fair is on Sunday, August 27 from 9.30am at the Cube convention and entertainment centre, Campbelltown Catholic Club. But… Read more »

Community pride: Show off your garden in annual competition

Community pride: Show off your garden in annual competition

Whether your talent is for perfecting beautiful blooms, creating tranquility on the terrace, nurturing natives or beautifying your balcony, there’s still time to pull on the gardening gloves and enter the 2017 Campbelltown City garden competition. Local green thumbs have until Monday, September 4 to enter their patch of paradise in the popular competition. If they do they will be in with a chance to share in almost $5000 in prize money. Judging will take place on September 12-13, when flowering gardens will be in full bloom. Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, encouraged green thumbs across the city to… Read more »

Tracey Spicer to talk about The Good Girl Stripped Bare

Tracey Spicer is an award-winning journalist who has worked on radio, anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs on television, and is a weekly columnist for Fairfax Media. She is also a TV presentation trainer, and co-founder of Women in Media. In her memoir, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, Ms Spicer constructs the barriers facing women in the workplace, and encourages women to “shake off the shackles of the good girl’’. Ms Spicer will be speaking about her memoir and her life as a well known TV journalist when she drops in to the HJ Daley Library later this… Read more »

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Kids of Macarthur Fair on August 27.

Kids of Macarthur: step back in time at fair with flair

It will be a case of a “fair with 1950s flair’’ when the 2017 Kids of Macarthur Vintage Fifties & Collectables Fair opens its doors to the public this year. If you’re one of those people who enjoy going back in time to experience music, stalls, fashion, dance groups andRead more »

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Community pride: Show off your garden in annual competition

Whether your talent is for perfecting beautiful blooms, creating tranquility on the terrace, nurturing natives or beautifying your balcony, there’s still time to pull on the gardening gloves and enter the 2017 Campbelltown City garden competition. Local green thumbs have until Monday, September 4 to enter their patch of paradiseRead more »

Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer to talk about The Good Girl Stripped Bare

Tracey Spicer is an award-winning journalist who has worked on radio, anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs on television, and is a weekly columnist for Fairfax Media. She is also a TV presentation trainer, and co-founder of Women in Media. In her memoir, The Good Girl Stripped Bare,Read more »

Minerva Pools

Minerva Pools part of Dharawal National Park walking tour

Locals are invited to get involved in National Science Week by joining a guided walking tour this Saturday (August 12) and learning about how Dharawal National Park is managed. Geomorphologist and local Dharawal ranger, Dr Rowena Morris, will guide the walk to the picturesque Minerva Pools, and talk about theRead more »

Gledswood oozes Australian history.

Step back into history at Gledswood family farm day

Step back into the 1800s at the historic Gledswood Homestead for a day of old fashioned, family fun this Sunday, August 13. The Family Farm Day will begin from 11am at the colonial Gledswood Homestead, one of the major historic attractions of the Macarthur region. Families will meet the property’sRead more »

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Out now: new guide to what’s on offer in our region

A new Campbelltown Experience Guide which details the diverse range of attractions, events, dining options and activities on offer is now available. The 100-page guidebook produced by council has something for nature lovers, highlighting Campbelltown’s natural attractions, including Dharawal National Park, the Georges River and the Australian Botanic Garden MountRead more »

Riverfest is fun for young and old alike.

Riverfest a lot of fun and an inspiring community celebration

If you’re looking for a fun day out where you’ll have a chance to participate in unique experiences, discover new things, be inspired by a host of workshops and displays, and indulge in tasty delights, mark Campbelltown City Council’s annual Riverfest on the calendar. Coming up on Saturday, August 26,Read more »

Dinosaurs are coming to the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan.

Robots, dinosaurs and a shark on a bus coming to Mount Annan

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan has expanded its National Science Week program this year to include two free, family fun days jam-packed with stalls, shows and science interactives. This will be the biggest National Science Week ever at the Garden with an epic line-up of children’s entertainment, science activitiesRead more »

Youth Solutions fundraising committee

Community digs deep to raise $40,000 for youth charity

The theme was fiery red and winter white at the Youth Solutions Fire and Frost annual charity event on Saturday, but the reception was far warmer from those who attended as they helped raise $40,000 for the youth charity. The event, held at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club, is theRead more »

Artists will work with local community groups to produce creative content for the urban screen in Liverpool's Macquarie Mall.

Creative arts hubs across Western Sydney to share $400,000

Create NSW has announced that eight sites across Western Sydney have been selected to share funding of over $400,000 in order to create hubs for a diverse mix of arts, screen and digital projects and organisations. Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey said that the Western Sydney Making Spaces Initiative enablesRead more »

Dharawal National Park Minerva pool waterfall

Science week spotlight on the national park in our backyard

Dharawal National Park is Campbelltown and Macarthur’s pride and joy. An incredible national park right in our backyard. No wonder it will be in the spotlight during this year’s National Science Week. A special, guided walking tour of Dharawal National Park will give participants the chance to learn about theRead more »

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